Masks recommended on transit

Masks recommended on transit

Updated: 12:17am, Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Masks are optional on TriMet. However, the Multnomah County Health Department, the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend wearing a mask in indoor settings, including public transit. More

MAX in Downtown Portland

Westside Transit Project

Opened on September 12, 1998, the second MAX line connects Hillsboro to Downtown Portland.

MAX Blue Line
Hillsboro/City Center

  • Opened: September 12, 1998
  • Length: 18 miles
  • Stations: 32
  • Construction: July 1993–September 1998
  • Cost: $963 million
Tunnel construction Construction on the tunnel under the West Hills


  • Connects Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland City Center
  • Funded by the Federal Transit Administration (73%), state transportation funds (12%) and local bond measure (15%)
  • Completed on schedule and within budget
  • A national model for integrating public art with transit station design
  • Includes three-mile, twin-tube tunnel under the West Hills
  • Low-floor train cars improved access for people with mobility impairments
  • Washington Park Station is deepest transit station in North America at 260 feet underground
  • Catalyst for $825 million in residential and commercial development
  • Ridership has exceeded expectations


Westside MAX Blue Line: A history and overview of the Westside Blue Line extension to Hillsboro, which opened in 1998. PDF